Junior dos Santos Looks For November Return Against Stipe Miocic
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.28.2014
He’s been out since October 2013…
- Junior dos Santos recently spoke about when he plans to return and fight for the UFC. Here are the highlights…
On When He May Return: "I saw this October card in Rio as a possibility. but my coaches think it's too soon to be back because I'm not even training hard yet and I need to readapt myself to training before starting a camp. October would be too early for me."
On Being Out of Action For So Long: "It was a small injury," he said. "We always have small injuries during training camps, but you ignore it and continue training. When I had to stop training because of my broken hand, I felt a pain in my knee. I did all the exams and it showed nothing, so my doctor asked me to do some rehab. He cleared me to slowly return to training now to see how I'm going to feel. I will schedule my next fight when I feel 100 percent ready. I talked to Joe Silva and explained everything to him, and I'm positive that I will be ready to fight again in November."
On Fighting Stipe Miocic: "Miocic is doing a good job, coming off great wins," dos Santos said. "I was focused on fighting him before, trained for him, so I think it would be a good fight for me. It would be a beautiful fight for the fans as well."
On What He Needs To Do As A Fighter: "I need to become more of a complete fighter to be champion again," he admits. "I went to Rio de Janeiro for that, and I'm on the right way. A fight between Miocic and I would be really interesting because he's a wrestler with a good stand-up game, so he would bring a challenge to me as I would bring to him."